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“Struggle rapper” has become an internet epithet in the past few years, an easy shorthand term for the hordes of no-names who are in constant irritating self-promotional mode. But there are struggle rappers, and then there are rappers who struggle. Consider Boosie Badazz, the former Lil Boosie. Boosie’s struggles aren’t typically of the label-pushed-back-my-album variety,… More »

Chicago drill spitter King Louie was shot in the head two weeks ago. His vehicle was riddled with 22 bullets total. Seven of them hit Louie, three of which are still embedded in his body today — two in his chest and the one in his head. Miraculously, he only spent five days in the… More »

Here in the future, we now know Andy Warhol was right about everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame, but it comes with some unexpected consequences. Benjamin Franklin taught us that time is money — therefore, time is Benjamins? — and with billions of social media profiles vying for the public’s attention, the people who… More »

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The Week In Pop: Nick Jonas Is On The Verge Of Something Awesome

We needed the expert Miguel impersonation that is "Jealous" this year, if only because Miguel himself seems determined to tantalizingly dangle his own new music…
Chris DeVille | November 6, 2014 - 3:58 pm
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Snoop Dogg Should Probably Take A Break From Instagram

Last month, Snoop Dogg got into some trouble for a homophobic Instagram post that called out another user, which he deleted shortly after it started…
James Rettig | October 14, 2014 - 10:07 am
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T.I. – “Paperwork” (Feat. Pharrell)

Later this month, T.I. is back with his new album Paperwork, and he's sounded extra hungry on early singles like "About The Money," with Young…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2014 - 10:46 am

T.I. Joins Marvel’s Ant-Man Movie

According to Hollywood Reporter, T.I. will be joining the cast of Marvel's Ant-Man, alongside Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, and…
James Rettig | August 19, 2014 - 10:47 am

Watch A Pigtailed Young Thug Join T.I. & The Roots On The Tonight Show

First things first: Look at Young Thug. Look at him. He has his bleached pigtails done up in those Princess Leia buns. He is wearing…
Tom Breihan | August 8, 2014 - 9:24 am
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T.I. – “About The Money (Remix)” (Feat. Killer Mike & Young Thug)

The first time I can remember hearing T.I., he was rapping alongside Killer Mike on Bone Crusher's "Never Scared," and they've linked up a few…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Young Thug – “Eww Eww Eww (Remix)” (Feat. T.I. & Zuse)

Atlanta rap freakazoid Young Thug continues to move ever forward, and now he's pulled the reliable move of getting an established star and a barely-known…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2014 - 2:21 pm
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Watch T.I., Fall Out Boy, & London Grammar Perform Together On The Premiere Episode Of VH1’s SoundClash

VH1's new SoundClash series premieres next Wednesday. Produced by Questlove and hosted by Diplo, it'll bring together different bands and artists to perform onstage, purportedly…
Peter Helman | July 16, 2014 - 11:27 am
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The Week In Pop: Presenting The Mid-2014 Pop Superlatives

Seeing as we gave you a mid-year countdown of 2014's best albums so far earlier this week, now seems like a good time to step…
Chris DeVille | June 19, 2014 - 3:41 pm
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The Week In Pop: Miranda Lambert, Lucy Hale, And Country’s Strange State Of Flux

The CMT Awards began with what passes for traditionalism these days: ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill, beards out, grooving through "La Grange," a…
Chris DeVille | June 5, 2014 - 4:33 pm
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Pharrell Draws Criticism For Native American Headdress

Some folks on social media are #NotHappy that Pharrell wears a Native American headdress on the new cover of Elle UK. …
Scott Lapatine | June 4, 2014 - 5:19 pm
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T.I. – “About The Money” (Feat. Young Thug) Video

T.I.'s new video for his new Young Thug collab "About The Money" is a classic example of a director -- Kennedy Rothchild, in this case…
Tom Breihan | June 2, 2014 - 12:02 pm

T.I. – “About The Money” (Feat. Young Thug)

On the new track "About The Money," one of the old gods of Atlanta street-rap joins forces with one of the new. Last week, T.I.
Tom Breihan | May 19, 2014 - 10:54 am
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T.I. – “Turn It” Video

Jeezy's new banger "Me OK" is not this morning's only example of a longtime Atlanta rap star going on attack mode. T.I. has a new…
Tom Breihan | May 9, 2014 - 11:47 am

Watch Katy B Cover Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love”

Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love" is shaping up as one of the inescapable songs of the day, a dominant clarion call that packs in more catchprases…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Que – “OG Bobby Johnson (ATL Remix)” (Feat. T.I. & Jeezy)

One of the biggest street-rap hits of the young year is "OG Bobby Johnson," a lurching and ominous number from the Atlanta rapper Que. For…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2014 - 11:07 am

Future – “Sh!t (ATL RMX)” (Feat. Pastor Troy, Jeezy, & T.I.)

Yesterday, Future released one remix of his absolute banger "Sh!t," and it was a good one, featuring an angry and tough-sounding Drake issuing what sounded…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2013 - 10:43 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2013

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix -- MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. -- in March we finally came upon a…
Amrit Singh | April 30, 2013 - 12:30 pm
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Snoop Lion – “No Regrets” (Feat. T.I. & Amber Coffman)

There are many questionable things about Snoop's fake patois-drenched reboot as roots-reggae uplifter Snoop Lion -- and perhaps, per the NYT, tapping fellow Caribbean appropriators…
Amrit Singh | April 26, 2013 - 2:23 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

You know how I've been threatening to get weird with this column, to start including late-night performances and whatever other random bits of music-related video…
Tom Breihan | April 5, 2013 - 12:20 pm
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